PAGD to jointly contest elections In J&K

PAGD to jointly contest elections In J&K

The National Conference and the PDP – major constituents of the People’s Alliance for Gupkar Declaration – said on Monday that the grouping will jointly contest the assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir. “We will contest the elections together. There is a political party that said that they have left the alliance. The truth is that they were never part of the alliance. They had come to break us from within,” National Conference president Farooq Abdullah, who heads the PAGD, told reporters in Srinagar. Similar sentiments were expressed by PDP…

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Incent rainfall triggers landslides and flash floods in parts of J&K

Incent rainfall triggers landslides and flash floods in parts of J&K

Heavy rains lashed parts of Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday, triggering flash floods and landslides in several districts, PTI reported. Several vehicles were stranded on the Jammu-Srinagar National Highway after it was closed for the second day due to over 30 landslides and mudslides in the Ramban-Udhampur sector. “Around 2,000 passengers were stranded,” Ramban Deputy Commissioner Mussarat Islam said, according to ANI. “District administration started clearing the road and 20 sites were reopened, passengers were shifted to safer locations.” Five persons were rescued by the State Disaster Response Force after…

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Rains lashes J&K, Flash floods in Poonch, Snowfall in mountains; Landslide blocks Jammu Srinagar highway

Rains lashes J&K, Snowfall in mountains; Landslide blocks Jammu Srinagar highway

Widespread rains lashed Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday while there was a light snowfall in the mountains. A fresh landslide, triggered by rains blocked Jammu-Srinagar national highway in Udhampur Widespread rains lashed Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday while there was a light snowfall in the mountains, including the cave shrine of Amarnath in the Himalayas. Officials said that rains were witnessed across the union territory bringing down day temperature by around 9°C in the Kashmir valley. The weather office in Srinagar said that the highest rainfall of 35.2 mm was…

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Falah-e-Aam affiliate schools told to stop academic activities in J&K

Falah-e-Aam affiliate schools told to stop academic activities in J&K

The Jammu and Kashmir school education department on Tuesday ordered cessation of academic activities in schools run by Falah-e-Aam (FAT), an affiliate of banned Jamaat-e-Islami. The order was issued by additional secretary, school education department, on the directions of the J&K government. It directed all the students studying in these banned institutions to admit themselves to government schools for the current session. No new admissions will be taken in these banned FAT institutions, and no further registration of these institutions will be done, the order said. Chief education officers were…

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Protests, Shutdown in Kashmir over Prophet remarks; Curfew in Doda, Kishtwar

Protests, Shutdown in Kashmir over Prophet remarks; Curfew in Doda, Kishtwar

Protests were held in Kashmir and a shutdown was observed in some parts of the city on Friday against the remarks made by two BJP spokespersons that triggered uproar and condemnation in the Islamic world. Today’s protests and shutdown were spontaneous as no group had called for any strike or protests. Across the city shops and business establishments remained closed, however, traffic was plying on the roads. Additional forces were deployed at several places. Shops and business establishments remained shut on Friday in Srinagar to maintain law and order. While…

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Jammu 43 & Kashmir 47 Assembly Seats, Delimitation norms take effect in J&K

Jammu 43 & Kashmir 47 Assembly Seats, Delimitation norms take effect in J&K

The orders of the Delimitation Commission which redrew the assembly and parliamentary constituencies in Jammu and Kashmir will “take effect” from May 20, the Law Ministry said. The panel’s two orders — one of March 14 dealing with the number of constituencies reserved for various categories and the second of May 5 dealing with the size of each constituency — will come into effect together from May 20. The report of the commission will form the basis for future assembly polls in the union territory of Jammu and Kashmir. The…

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OIC expresses ‘Deep Concern’ over India’s delimitation exercise in Kashmir, India slams ‘Unwarranted Comments’

OIC expresses 'Deep Concern' over India's delimitation exercise in Kashmir, India slams ‘Unwarranted Comments’

The General Secretariat of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) on Monday expressed “deep concern” over India’s attempts to redraw the electoral boundaries of Indian Occupied Kashmir (IOK), altering the demographic structure of the territory and violating the rights of the Kashmiri people. In a statement shared on Twitter, the OIC said the delimitation exercises were in direct contravention of the relevant UN Security Council (UNSC) resolutions and international law, including the 4th Geneva Convention. “Referring to the long-standing and principled position on the Jammu and Kashmir dispute and relevant…

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BJP dares Congress to say it will restore Article 370 if it returns to power

BJP dares Congress to say it will restore Article 370 if it returns to power

The BJP on Monday dared the Congress to announce in Lok Sabha that it would restore Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir if it comes to power. Intervening in the debate on the budget for Jammu and Kashmir in the Lower House, Minister of State in PMO Jitendra Singh said that the Modi government was allocating 63 percent of the budget to the Union Territory to deal with the legacy of the Congress regime. “Does the Congress party have the courage to say that it will restore Article 370 after…

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Delimitation: Political parties reject delimitation panel report

Delimitation: Political parties reject delimitation panel report

Draft report attempts to divide people on communal lines: Altaf Bukhari, Draft prepared in BJP office, the panel just a puppet: J&K Congress Calling the Delimitation Commission’s draft report as an imitation of the ‘Dixon Plan’ aimed at dividing people on communal lines, president of J&K Apni Party Syed Mohammed Altaf Bukhari on Saturday rejected the report as “it has deeply disappointed all sections of society in both the regions of J&K”. Bukhari also questioned five MPs of J&K in the Parliament for their silence which shows that they have…

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J&K reports highest infections in 8 months; Witnessed three Covid-induced deaths and 4651 fresh cases

J&K reports highest infections in 8 months; Witnessed three Covid-induced deaths, 4651 fresh infections

Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday saw three Covid-induced deaths and 4,651 fresh infections – reporting the highest daily surge after May 9. Kashmir valley witnessed the highest 957 cases in Srinagar Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday witnessed three Covid-induced deaths and 4,651 fresh infections – reporting the highest daily surge after May 9. The active cases in the union territory reached 21,677 with over 20,300 active cases added in January so far. On December 31, the union territory had just 1,337 active cases. The officials said a record 74,772 tests…

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